ARC Review: The Professional: Part 3 by Kresley Cole

Posted January 19, 2014 by Suzanne in Reviews / 2 Comments

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ARC Review: The Professional: Part 3 by Kresley Cole
The Professional: Part 3
by Kresley Cole

5 Stars


Released: 20 January 2014
Series: The Game Maker #1.3
Published by Pocket Star
Pages: 120
Format: eARC


I need a tall glass of ice cold water to cool off, or even better for Sevastyan to climb out of my kindle and ravish me until I am too limp to think or move~ Under the Covers

This is the third and final installment of the The Professional, the first book in The Game Maker series and it is make or break time for Natalie and Sevastyan. Can Sevastyan see to Natalie’s emotional needs as well as her physical ones or has his dark past broken him to any emotional connection?

After reading The Professional: Part 3 I need a tall glass of ice cold water to cool off, or even better for Sevastyan to climb out of my kindle and ravish me until I am too limp to think or move. I don’t think I am alone in that thought Sevastyan’s dark intensity and savage good looks seem to have captivated everyone, his charisma bursts from the pages and has enthralled us all. This also means that Natalie’s lighter personality really shines, her humour and almost mischievous nature contrasts really well and I loved reading this book from her POV.

Like in the previous parts of The Professional Natalie and Sevastyan really heat the pages up and we delve more in BDSM in this book, which was delicious. Kresley Cole has written some knicker changingly sexy scenes in this book, made all the better by the clear emotional attachment between Natalie and Sevastyan. You can feel his need to possess her and keep her radiating from the page and Natalie revels in it.

The only issue I had with this book was that it was all resolved really quickly at the end, everything has has had a great build up of tension, but the resolution seems to have been hurried and it made it seem very artificial. I think this could have benefited from another installment as the quick fix they did at the end didn’t feel right.

But, as a whole The Professional  was fantastic. It had a truly memorable main couple with off the charts chemistry, this is definitely become one of my favourite books by Kresley Cole and I can’t wait to read all the installments together! Bring on The Game Maker #2!

* ARC provided by netGalley

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About Kresley Cole

Kresley Cole is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the electrifying Immortals After Dark paranormal series and the young adult Arcana Chronicles. She has also written five award-winning historical romances.

Since her first novel was released in 2003, Kresley has published nineteen books with Simon & Schuster and has seen her releases translated into more than eighteen foreign languages. She has traveled over much of the world and draws from those experiences to create her memorable characters and settings. Two of her favorite places to visit include the rain forests of Central America and the Queensland area of Australia.

Cole’s trademark action, sensuality, and humor are exemplified in her popular Immortals After Dark Series, which revolves around the Lore, a secret stratum of hundreds of immortal creatures--ranging from Vampires to Lykae, Furies to Shifters, and Fey to Valkyrie--that each have their strengths, weaknesses, and age old prejudices against the others. Though they secretly live among humans, they constantly war among themselves, which gives her a lot of material.

In 2007, Kresley won the prestigious Romance Writers of America RITA award for best paranormal for her novel A Hunger Like No Other, and in January 2009, she became a #1 New York Times and Publishers Weekly bestseller with her sixth IAD installment, Kiss of a Demon King. In 2010, Kiss of a Demon King earned Kresley her second RITA award. 2011 brought Cole her second #1 NYT bestseller with Dreams of a Dark Warrior.

She lives in Florida with her husband and far too many animals. She spends any free time traveling and enjoys all things related to boats and water.

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Thanks for the great review Suzanne.

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This review is exactly what I thought of the book! The tension build up was excellent but needed a more drawn out resolution!